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  • My teaching and metacognition

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    In my class, I always opted for project-based instruction because it allowed my students to develop a variety of skills, abilities and learning processes while remaining active in the process. However, I always found it difficult to evaluate their learning using this type of approach. Metacognition enabled me to better evaluate my students and guide their understanding and personal development. It also allowed me to have a dialogue with students about thought processes.

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  • Getting teaching back to its former glory

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    Teaching is, in my opinion, the best job in the world. One of the hardest, but still it is the most beautiful in many aspects. Unfortunately, teaching often has bad press. The public opinion has changed in recent decades. Previously, teachers were seen as pillars of society, being those who trained and shaped young people. Today, teachers are seen more negatively. Never, twenty years ago, would a parent have questioned the decision of a teacher. But now it is a common, normal thing we must face weekly.

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  • Empowering victims to stop bullying

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    A few years ago, a young student from our region ended her life ... The continual bullying she faced daily was the main cause of her desperation. This event was a major turning point for our team at Ellipse Synergie. This tragedy touched us to the very depths of our hearts.

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  • Bullying: the plague that tears you

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    Bullying can occur in a variety of ways. It can be words, gestures, images or behaviors that hurt, humiliate or socially exclude a person. It's different from a tease or a conflict between friends. I understood this by working with young people ...

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  • Bullying at school: Tools for parents

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    Our child is being bullied at school, what do we do? School should be a place where our children feel safe, where they feel protected, loved, respected and listened to. Seeing them return home in tears, after being bullied by other students may cause any parent to feel completely helpless.

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  • Tackling bullying: tips for advisors working in schools

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    The big question is: as adults working in the school system, how can we tackle bullying? There are several ways to approach this topic. We may react to the events taking place or be pro-active in preventing them from happening.

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  • Bullying On All Sides!

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    No matter where we find ourselves in the West, of all the issues facing students,bullying is THE subject of the moment in education in 2017! I hear people of my generation say, It happened in our time too, but we didn't talk about it so much!

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  • Dear teachers, it’s time to go back to school!

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    There are numerous texts available at the beginning of the school year offering supportto students or parents, but the teachers, who are also going through the same turmoil we call the return to school, are forgotten.

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  • The advantages of team teaching

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    The people I've worked with know that I am devoted to team teaching! This type of teaching greatly facilitates the creation of a project and gives students a new perspective on the world, that of cooperation and collaboration!

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  • Learning to overcome obstacles through project-based pedagogy

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    In my classroom, there are many good reasons to achieve something, but it is always necessary to remember that a pedagogical intention hides behind each project! In my opinion, what students learn through a project is difficult to teach using other methods.

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